Posts Tagged ‘Mistakes To Avoid’

What Makes You an Expert Anyway?
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[Posted on: 2 May 2011]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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Over the last several weeks, I received a couple of e-mails from writers who told me they were experts in various parts of the world. One fancied himself an Asia expert; another, an Israel expert. The first one really threw me, because I can’t even call myself an expert on the country I’ve spent my […]

A Positive Lesson in Rejection
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  Rejection is a natural part of being a writer. Even those writers and authors who have gone on to achieve international success were, at one point or another, rejected. One of the differences between those who go on to be successful and those who don’t is the willingness to learn from the experience and […]

How to Score the Love and Admiration of your helpful PR Professional
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[Posted on: 17 March 2011]
[Posted in: Confessions of an Optimistic PR Chick, Guest Blog Posts]
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  I cringed when I saw the headline… … “How to Score a Press Trip”, By Christy and Scott, from The Ordinary Traveler and as I hovered over the link to click it, I braced myself to read something that was going to get me all fired up. As a PR pro, the last thing […]

Getting a New Perspective
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[Posted on: 7 March 2011]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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Today more than ever, there’s such an urgency to post stories. No sooner do we have an idea, there’s pressure to get it written and get it out there. So what’s up with that? Fear. Fear that someone else is going to beat us. Fear that they’ll be perceived as the originator of the idea. […]

Q&A: Why Are My Article Pitches Getting Rejected?
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[Posted on: 31 January 2011]
[Posted in: Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles, Q&A]
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  Welcome to another installment of Ask The Editor! Today I cull once again through the copious questions from my email inbox, and pull another one that I hear frequently enough that it belongs in an FAQ somewhere: Q. Why do my article pitches and guest posting efforts get rejected? Sometimes I don’t even get […]

Understanding the Stumbleupon Monster
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New writers and bloggers ask me all the time how I’ve used social media to advance my reach since the launch of Brendan’s Adventures last year. I constantly tell them that I treat social media use like any business would treat advertising. You have to decide if the cost of the advertising is worth the […]

How to Sabotage Your Social Networking Efforts
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[Posted on: 10 January 2011]
[Posted in: Overcoming Obstacles, Technology, Travel Writer Op-Ed]
[18 Comments]

Are you using Facebook and Twitter to promote your self as a travel writer? Every so often I get an email from someone who asks me why I haven’t responded to their Facebook friend request, or why I haven’t followed them on Twitter…… …most of the time the reason is that they’ve — perhaps unknowingly […]

Serious Travel Writing: It’s Not About First-Class Hotels
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[Posted on: 3 January 2011]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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Since I started FarewellTravels.com just over a year ago, I’ve been approached by many writers who say they simply want to write for the site so they can stay in luxury hotels. This always stops me. I can’t help but wonder….did they get into the field so they could stay in luxury hotels? I have […]

When A Guest Post Just Doesn’t Make The Grade
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[Posted on: 13 December 2010]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
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Editor’s Note: The following is reprinted from the Global Bloggers Network newsletter, with the gracious permission of Janice Waugh. I was asked recently how I manage a guest post that just isn’t the quality that I want on my site. And from there, the discussion expanded. We discovered that there are many issues around guest […]

How I Get My Travel Stories
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After recently attending a NYC press event, I noticed three bloggers wrote about the news that had been announced, the very next day. It was then tweeted, retweeted, posted and shared around on Facebook. I’m assuming at least a portion of the paper magazines that were represented at the lunch will also run the news. […]



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